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At Theaters: 9/17/2010 On Video: 12/17/2010
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 3 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 559945
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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A group of robbers take whatever they want and get away with it. But the leader of the group meets a a women and falls in love with her. Now he must decide whether to betray his friends of lose the woman he loves.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Crime Drama Thriller - This is a violent crime drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Frequent language and violence make the film strictly for adults. While Ben Affleck is the main star (and director), this is more of an ensemble effort.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Affleck EXTRACT, STATE OF PLAY, HES JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
Rebecca Hall PLEASE GIVE, FROST/NIXON, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
Jon Hamm THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Jeremy Renner THE HURT LOCKER
Blake Lively SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2, ACCEPTED
Titus Welliver ASSAULT ON PRECICT 13, TWISTED
Pete Postlethwaite THE OMEN, AEON FLUX, THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Chris Cooper REMEMBER ME, THE KINGDOM, BREACH, SYRIANA, JARHEAD
Wri/Dir: Ben Affleck GONE BABY GONE
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Townies And Toonies
Accents And Accuracy
Covering The Bases
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 18 S-words, 6 GD's
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity; nudity during strip dances.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and beatings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine.
ACTION: Chases, shootouts, fights, explosions.
COMEDY: Rare comic lines.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Those with an affinity for crime dramas, action movies where everything doesn't have to move at the speed of sound, and thrillers where character development doesn't represent an unwarranted intrusion will appreciate what The Town has to offer.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Everything is here. It's an effective thriller, he works closely with actors, he has a feel for pacing.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good Affleck has a keen eye for cinematic stories and wisely chooses ones set in a city he knows intimately. He has an evident knack for orchestrating intensely involving action scenes.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 137 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
5
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
51
High
90%
30+Adults (F)
58
High
86%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 137 moviegoers:
TEENS:Three of the five teens loved "The Town" and two enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:GREAT REVIEWS! Three-quarters of the guys and over half of the ladies loved "The Town." The rest rated it above average which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very good and almost great. Unfortunately, there are a few too many "Good/Average" reviews and too few "Fantastic" reviews. Still, these reviews indicate a movie that most enjoyed very much. Only a few were slightly disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And a one-square-mile neighborhood in Boston, called Charlestown, has produced more bank and armored car robbers than anywhere in the U.S.

One of them is Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father's criminal footsteps. Instead he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers, who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem (Jeremy Renner), who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother.

However, everything changed on the gang's last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). When they discover she lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before.

As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds, led by Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.

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